What does a Proctor do?
Test proctors are responsible for assisting students throughout formal test-taking procedures including an entrance test, the SAT, or GRE. As monitors and gatekeepers of tests and exams, they ensure students have the resources they need to take the test and that no one is cheating or manipulating while taking their test. Test proctors also explain guidelines and rules and the process for taking the test itself.
Test proctors understand materials and equipment a test-taker may use, including calculators, and are familiar with the exam’s rules and regulations, including allotted time, to enforce them effectively. Proctors check test-takers’ identifications and read instructions to the room. They supervise the exam room to ensure rules are being followed at all times and ensure the environment is suitable for test-taking, which includes properly spaced seating, designated areas for bags or coats, and when necessary checking the room temperature. Test proctors need at least a high school diploma or equivalency. Universities sometimes offer proctor positions to undergraduate or graduate students.
- Requires flexible work schedule, which may include evenings and/or weekends as well as travel throughout the district when needed.
- Responsible to provide test security, maintain confidentiality and accessibility when delivering
- Responsible for tracking candidates admitted to testing, in accordance with secure check-in
- procedures, and monitor attendance continuously throughout the entire exam session.
- Comply with all applicable legal requirements relating to the activities of contracted and ADA related matters.
- Work is performed in an ordinary office, mostly sitting.
- Function effectively indoors in an office environment engaged in work of primarily a sedentary nature with the ability to sit or stand at workstation for extended periods.
- Associate's Degree in general studies or equivalent experience.
- A leader and collaborator with attention to details.
- Fluency in writing protocols, statistics, algorithm design, and spreadsheets.
- Can assist with decision making with professionalism and a positive attitude.
- Is able to demonstrate computer literacy for programs such as algorithm design, browsers, operating systems, and workstations.
- Can track hours across timesheets.
How much does a Proctor make?
Proctor Career Path
Learn how to become a Proctor, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.
Years of Experience Distribution
“There was not much opportunity for growth in my role so I had to seek employment elsewhere.”
“Good work and life balance.”
“Pay per hour is good initially”
“People are nice to work with”
“great pay for part time job”
“good training session”
“Pay good incentive”
“not the best pay”
Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a Proctor
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